Privacy & cookies

What are they? What do they do? And why do you need them? Find out everything you need to know about how we use them to improve your online experience.

What are cookies?

A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a piece of text which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer or mobile device and subsequently read as you visit a web site. A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular web site and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time. Information from a cookie may be collected and used in aggregate form. Or data may be collected into an individual profile or record. That individual record may either be unique but anonymous, or the profile can be linked with information that identifies you as an individual. You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

Use of Cookies

This website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for website's to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a users computer / device. This website uses tracking software to monitor it's visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html ]. Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

How you can control cookies?

You can accept or refuse cookies. Accepting cookies is usually the best way to make sure you get the best from a website. Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Select web or mobile browser tab above and update your settings - it's that easy.

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 8/9

Click on the Settings cog icon (top right). Click on Internet Options. Click on Privacy and choose your options. Click Apply and then OK.

Microsoft Edge

Click on the More actions button in the top right corner and select Settings. Scroll down and click on View advanced settings. Under Cookies, choose settings you want.

Google Chrome

Click the spanner icon and select Options. Click the Show advanced settings and then choose Content settings you want. Click OK.

Safari

Choose Safari from the main task bar, then Preferences. Click the Privacy panel. Choose the settings you want. Click X to close.

Firefox

Click tools from the main task bar, then options. Click the Privacy tab. Choose the settings you want. Click OK.

Opera

Click on the Tools menu. Click Preferences. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.

Mobile Browsers
iOS

From the homescreen, choose Settings. Select Safari. Click Accept Cookies. Choose your preferred settings.

Android

Start the browser application. Click the Menu button. Select the More option, then Settings. Tick or clear Accept cookies.

Windows Phone

From the homescreen, click on the right arrow. Scoll down to Setting. Swipe across and select Internet Explorer. Tick or clear Accept cookies.